Robert Davidow is now an independent consultant and angel investor, and serves on the Boards of several for profit and not-for-profit institutions. Over the course of his 35+ year consulting career, he has taught courses at his employers, been a guest lecturer at Columbia Business School, had 13 articles published in leading financial services publications, and spoken at 17 industry conferences.
As a Partner of Accenture, his last position was Chief Knowledge Officer of its Financial Services practice. In this capacity he was responsible for training the practice’s 13,000 professionals, developing and managing its global knowledge assets, and managing and marketing its technology demonstration centers.
Prior to assuming the Chief Knowledge Officer position, Robert was responsible for the Firm’s worldwide provision of strategic consulting services to the insurance industry. His background spans thirty-seven years of consulting with insurance and other Financial Services companies, the first seven with McKinsey & Company, then eleven years in his own firm, Robert Davidow & Associates, Inc. and thirteen years with Accenture. Roughly half of his assignments have been in the U.S. and half outside including projects in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, England, Germany, Holland, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, and Norway. While many of his projects have involved strategic planning, Robert has also helped clients resolve issues in the areas of reengineering, organization, profit improvement, cost reduction, planning and control, executive and sales force compensation, and mergers and acquisitions. In addition, for two years he ran the $6 billion Group Pension profit center of Mutual Benefit Life.